Bang goes a huge chunk of our four sons’ inheritance. How their hearts must have sunk this week, when their irresponsible father signed on the dotted line to buy a spanking new car, straight from the factory — the first brand new vehicle my wife and I will ever have owned. It’s sitting in the Belgian port of Zeebrugge as I write, waiting to be ferried across the North Sea, and by this time next week it ought to be mine. It’s not just any run-of-the-mill new car, either. It’s an all-singing, all-dancing 2019 automatic A-class Mercedes-Benz Sport, in fetching metallic blue paint, packed with a million times more computing power than it took to put a man on the moon half a century ago this year. If the brochures are to be believed, it practically drives itself, parking automatically, calculating when it’s safe to change lane and manoeuvring itself accordingly, reading speed limit signs and responding to voice commands. It’s not just any run-of-the-mill new car, either. It’s an all-singing, all-dancing 2019 automatic A-class Mercedes-Benz Sport (stock photo) Crash Feeling a bit chilly? Just say: ‘Hey, Mercedes, I’m cold’ — and it will instantly switch on the heating. Apparently,… Read full this story
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TOM UTLEY: I only got a soup-stained tie from my dad. And now that I've splashed out on a brand-new Merc, I'm afraid my sons won't do much better have 238 words, post on www.dailymail.co.uk at March 1, 2019. This is cached page on xBlogs. If you want remove this page, please contact us.